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SubjectRe: Where is __this_module actually defined?

Does this mean that the module structure (struct module) and it's various
substructures are filled in by insmod?

Regards,
Naren

On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Naren Devaiah wrote:
>
> >
> > I've looked in the 2.4.0-pre10 source tree and found it defined as
> > extern struct module __this_module;
> > in module.h (among other files), but where is it actually defined?
> >
>
> it isn't -- it's magic, of course :). The way it works is for insmod to
> arrange things in such a manner that &__this_module resolves to point to
> the beginning of module's address space, which happens to contain 'struct
> module' at the beginning.
>
> Regards,
> Tigran
>

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